Who else loves carrot cake as much as I do?? Next to a great chocolate cake (but let’s not talk too much about that, or we will all get our sad faces on), cake carrot cake is my absolute favorite cake, especially when it comes with a yummy cream cheese frosting. Then I’m in carrot cake heaven. Come to think of it why is there no recipe for carrot cake on this blog yet? Something that must be rectified asap. But until then these quick little Low Histamine Carrot Cake Bites are a great little carrot cake flavored treat.
They come together very quickly, which is my favorite thing about any type of bliss balls 😀 And I just love having them in my fridge or in my freezer, for a quick little treat. In full disclosure though, mine never makes it to the freezer…. I’m a ‘cookie monster’ type of person and any sort of snack or treat I have in the house gets devoured very fast….
Perfect little low histamine carrot cake bites. A quick and easy carrot cake flavored treat.
- 3-4 dates (ca. 90 g / 3.15 oz)*
- 1-2 carrots, grated finely (ca. 125 g / 4.4 oz)
- 1/4 cup rolled oats (ca. 30 g / 1.05 oz)
- 1/4 cup instant oats (ca. 30 g /1.05 oz)*
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup pecan nuts (ca. 30 g / 1.05 oz)*
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp acacia fiber (optional, great for the microbiome though;))
- 2 g finely grated fresh ginger (0,07 oz)*
- ca. 2 tbsp desiccated coconut to roll in
- Grate the carrots finely, place them in a foodprocessor.
- Grate the ginger very fine, or pass it through a garlic press (which is what I do). Add the ginger to the carrots.
- Add all the remaining ingredients to the foodprocessor. And process until all ingredients has been fully incorporated and no big chunks of nuts are left.
- Use a tsp to scoop up small amounts of ‘dough’, roll them to little balls with your hands and roll them in desiccated coconut to cover or leave them bare.
- Place in the refrigerator to firm up a bit before sinking your teeth into them. Honestly I think they are best after a night in the fridge.
- You can adjust the sweetness by adding date more or less.
- Instead of using a mix of rolled oats and instant oats, you can also choose to add only rolled oats. Using all instant oats, in my opinion makes the bites too doughy (is doughy even a real word?)
- if you don’t tolerate pecans, you can use macadamia nuts instead. However, these are a bit harder than pecans, and it is advisable to chop them up finely before adding them to the foodprocessor.
- If you don’t want to use fresh ginger, you can replace this with ca. 1/4 tsp of dried grounded ginger. You can of course also add some cinnamon, if you tolerate it.
- Estimated nutrition information is shown below. Note if you use the acacia fibers, they are higher in fiber than what’s estimated.